We get loads of ‘Please publicise our charity ride’ press releases and we don’t really have the time and space to feature many of them, but this one caught our collective eye.
Marc Beaumont, the UK downhill racer, GT rider and all round nice chap, is riding from John o’Groats to Lands End this month in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. A close friend of Marc’s mother, Sue Jones, passed away last year from Motor Neurone Disease. Marc and five of his friends including Sue’s husband and two sons will be cycling 1000 miles in 10 days starting this Sunday (3rd October) from the northern most tip of Scotland to the most southerly peninsula of England, Lands End in Cornwall.
So, for anyone who reckons downhillers can’t ride more than five minutes, you should see if he needs any company on the ride, which is at a silly time of year and goes the ‘wrong’ way into the wind – but where’s the fun in doing it the easy way, eh?
Anyway, look out for Marc and give him a cheer (or a donation) along the way. You can follow him on his blog: (http://www.cyclingsportsgroup.co.uk/cycleforsue/), here you’ll be able to follow Marc on his journey as well as donate to MND (Motor Neurone Disease association) and their associated charities. Please give generously for a great cause and send Marc and his friends messages of support as they attempt this huge challenge.